“If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself,' you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin." James 2:8-9 The second chapter of James begins with a command for Christians to show no partiality to others. James gives an illustration of a … Continue reading Favoritism and the Royal Law
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 Near the end of the film Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella (portrayed by Kevin Costner) yields to a moment of frustration. After mowing … Continue reading What’s in it for Me?
“But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.” Jonah 4:1 ESV Jonah was on no vacation far away in a foreign land. This prophet from Israel had been sent by God to Nineveh, a great city filled with great evil. At first call, Jonah ran away and ended up in a raging sea. Through God's … Continue reading Do You Do Well to be Angry with God?